Jackson County, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Jackson County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 691,801 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 4.3% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 36.5 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 604.46 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 89% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 28.8% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 369,095 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4.4% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
AmericanCentury Investments, Inc. Mutual funds (Hdq.) 800
Assurant Employee Benefits Insurance (Hdq.) 737
AT&T Telecommunications 1,700
ATK SmallCaliber Systems Ammunition mfg. 2,660
Bayer CropScience, Core Technologies Center Crop protection products mfg. 580
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City Insurance (Hdq.) 1,000
Burns & McDonnell Architect/Engineering 2,435
Carondelet Health Health services 2,600
Children's Mercy Hospital Healthcare 5,905
City of Kansas City, MO Government 4,282
Clarkson Construction Company Construction (Hdq.) 685
Commerce Bank. Banking (Hdq.) 2,400
CVS Caremark Pharmaceutical services 500
Department of Homeland Security - National Records Center Federal government 550
Dickinson Financial Corporation Financial services (Hdq.) 663
DST Systems, Inc. Financial services (Hdq.) 4,400
Federal Government Government 27,300
Fike Corporation Manufacturer of process and life safety products 460
GE Transportation Systems Railroad signaling systems 400
Great Plains Energy, Inc. (KCPL) Electrical utility(Hdq.) 2,200
H & R Block, Inc. Tax prep & financial services (Hdq.) 1,077
Hallmark Cards, Inc. Greeting cards 4,620
HCA-Midwest Health care 9,850
HNTB Corp. Architects/Engineers (Hdq.) 589
Honeywell Manufacturing Electronic & mech. weapons components mfg. 2,600
Internal Revenue Service Government 3,200
JE Dunn Construction Construction (Hdq.) 956
Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Insurance (Hdq.) 443
Lockton Companies Insurance (Hdq.) 1,075
National Benefits Center Federal government 1,325
Owner Operator & Independent Drivers Association Professional association 270
Peterson Manufacturing Company Transportation equipment mfg. (Hdq.) 520
Quest Diagnostics Pharmaceutical customer service 515
Saint Luke's Health System Health care 8,914
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Law firm (Hdq.)
914
State Street
Mutual fund & insurance industry services
1,470
Time Warner Cable
Cable television
850
Truman Medical Center, Inc.
Health services
4,267
UMB Financial Corp.
Banking (Hdq.)
2,176
University of Missouri-KC Higher education 2,659

Contact Information

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